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Tenhi - New Album Artwork And Release Date Revealed

Finnish neofolk band Tenhi has recently posted the artwork and release date information about their upcoming album Saivo on their official website. The release date will be November 25th, 2011. Saivo will be the band's fifth full-length album and the follow-up to Maaäet, released in 2006.


Band profile: Tenhi
Posted: 11.10.2011 by Thanntos | Comments (6)

Týr - N. American Live Dates

Týr have announced a handful of live dates on North American territory. On the first four dates, Týr will be supporting Amon Amarth who have extended their North American trek with Eluveitie.

Amon Amarth, Týr and Holy Grail:

4/26/10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/27/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
4/28/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
4/29/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of The Living Arts

Týr headlining dates:

4/30/10 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky D's
5/01/10 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/02/10 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
5/04/10 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
5/05/10 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
5/06/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's


Band profile: Týr
Posted: 06.04.2010 by Thanntos | Comments (8)

Eluveitie - New Album Title, Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Original news posted on 16.10.2009

Swiss pagan horde Eluveitie just finished the recordings for the new album which is scheduled for release in spring 2010. The band also revealed the artwork and album title of their third effort: Everything Remains As It Never Was.

Currently mainman Chrigel Glanzmann attends the mixing sessions with legendary Colin Richardson and Martyn "Ginge" Ford in Wales. "Somehow it seems almost unreal to me: The recordings for our upcoming album are finished! Right now I'm in the Welsh Nott-In Pill studios with Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Kreator, Behemoth, Bullet For My Valentine and many more) and Martyn "Ginge" Ford working on the mix of the album. And believe me, the mix will be mind-blowing! Well, what can I say... Colin is just a pure genius!

We can look back at two extremely intense months of working our asses off recording the album. It has been an intense, exhausting, but also satisfying time with all of us giving 150% in. Many things developed very spontaneously and songs became very authentic, pure and genuine.

Speaking of the recording I have to mention the amazing job of Tommy Vetterli for sure, who really worked his balls off for the album! Once again he assured his position among the world's best engineers. That's what Colin Richardson stated about his work: "one of the best drum and guitar trackings I've ever heard"!

Furthermore we can already give you a first glimpse of the artwork, which has again been done by famous artist Travis Smith, who already did the cover fro "Spirit".

And also we'd like to reveal the album title: Everything Remains As It Never Was

Lyrically the album consists of diverse stories and narrations from ancient Gallia: Historical occurrences and fates of individuals as well as myths and legends bequeathed throughout the centuries. Yet the lyrics pretty much focus the "human" aspects of those historical happenings and also behold them with some questioning and probably also with a slightly bitter-sweet smile, being well aware of the fact that today we simply cannot tell, how things exactly have been back then.

But enough babbled for now - back to some mixing work!"

UPDATE (thanks to Fastolphbolger and to WinterChild)

Official press release

Swiss pagan metallers Eluveitie just revealed the tracklist of their upcoming album Everything Remains As It Never Was which is scheduled for an early 2010 release.


Band profile: Eluveitie
Posted: 08.11.2009 by Thanntos | Comments (31)

Nile - New Song And Album Trailer Online

Original news, posted on 30.09.2009

Nile have released a new song, entitled "Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld". The track is available on the band's MySpace page. "Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld" is the sixth song on Nile's new album Those Whom The Gods Detest, which will be released on October 30th in Europe and November 3, in the US by Nuclear Blast.

UPDATE (thanks to 25232)

A new album trailer for Nile's latest effort, Those Whom The Gods Detest can be watched below.


Band profile: Nile
Posted: 31.10.2009 by Thanntos | Comments (9)

Nile - New Album Art Revealed

Brutal Death metallers Nile have revealed the track listing and artwork for their latest release "Those Whom The Gods Detest" set to launch on October 30th.

The cover art can be seen here.

Here is the "Those Whom The Gods Detest" track listing:

01. Kafir!
02. Hittite Dung Incantation
03. Utterances Of The Crawling Dead
04. Those Whom The Gods Detest
05. 4th Arra Of Dagon
06. Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
07. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual In The Abandoned Towers Of Silence
08. Kem Khefa Kheshef
09. The Eye Of Ra
10. Iskander D'hul Karnon


Band profile: Nile
Posted: 17.09.2009 by Thanntos | Comments (38)

Katatonia - Studio Update

Swedish metallers Katatonia have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"It's hard to believe, but it's a fact - the rathole sessions are over, we're done! David "King rat of the rathole" Castillo, Jonas and me have spent the longest studio sessions this far with nearly every hour of the day (or night) since we finished up with the vocals. Picture this: Mix down, reference listening, un-do, re-do, mix down, reference listening, repeat x 100. There's always something you find to correct, whether it's one drum hit that's not loud enough, or a backing harmony that doesn't cut through, or a frequency in the bass that makes the rathole sound like a steamboat, yeah basically hundreds of things that fight for their position and balance in the sound picture. One song even reached a staggering 136 (!) active tracks. That's quite a contrast to the days were we were given 16 tracks for the whole package. Everything has to be optimized and you end up going back and forth improving and updating versions of the mix to replace the previous efforts and you can do this for eternity, unless you have a deadline. We just managed to complete the mix at the very last day and let me tell you, the album sounds fan-fukkin-tastic! It's heavy, punchy and crunchy. It sounds very 3D in headphones. We put this album back to back with a couple of other band's albums and it is either right up there sideways with them, or it simply sits with it's azz on their faces. Crushed!

The last two days was spent on the final stage - mastering with Jens Bogren twiddling on his knobs down Fascination Street in Örebro, while we were stand-by in the rathole for urgent repairs an reference listening.

Uploading and downloading the files of the whole production via ftp enabled us to communicate and do the same things we normally would, but now in two different towns. Can't say no to ez living for the hard working modern man. After about 4 attempts, we got there. The album has now been approved by everyone. It got the green light and now in peaceville's hands. Our work is done, yet it has only just begun. On Saturday the band will hook up and we'll have a private pre-listening session with some of our friends and colleagues and celebrate we're done! Then on Monday we'll have an official pre-listening session all day as Peaceville will fly in journo's from the daily papers, music magazines and radio stations from around Europe. A few photo sessions will round up that night. Then next week it's time for the mini-site to go online. Are you ready?


Band profile: Katatonia
Posted: 08.09.2009 by Thanntos | Comments (14)

Ensiferum - New Video Online

"From Afar", the new video from Finnish metallers Ensiferum, has been made available online. The clip was directed by Tuomas Valtanen.

"From Afar" is the title track of the band's forthcoming album, which will be released on September 9 via Spinefarm Records.

More details about "From Afar" were previously reported at this location.


Band profile: Ensiferum
Posted: 05.09.2009 by Thanntos | Comments (16)